Inspector General of the Malawi Police, Loti Dzonzi, says he is a soccer follower but does not support any team even his office’s own Blue Eagles.
Blue Eagles is the main football team for the Malawi Police Service (MPS) based at their headquarters at Area 30 in the capital Lilongwe, where Dzonzi’s office is also situated.
Dzonzi was speaking at the opening of a two-day public order management conference in the capital, Lilongwe organised by the Malawi Police in conjunction with the Police Service of the Scotland.
The police chief, commenting on football violence that has rocked the country lately, indicated he very much liked watching football but supports none, for reasons he did not explain.
“I do not support any football team much as I enjoy watching the game,” said Dzonzi, an accomplished evangelist.
“I am sorry George [Kainja, the Deputy Police Inspector General], I don’t even support Blue Eagles but I love that they play good football only that they don’t score goals,” he said to the laughter of the gathering.
The Inspector General, who is also the patron of the team, is regarded as one of the most disciplined and professional officer the Malawi Police has ever had.
Over the last few years, Blue Eagles has performed superbly and won trophies apart from producing quality players for the national football team.
In the country’s elite TNM Super League, the team finished on position five in the 15-team league.